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Learning and Engagement

We have a team of experienced and trained staff and coaches who deliver all our programmes with a  passion that will enthuse those taking part.

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Sporting programmes

Please contact the venue direct about these programmes

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Outdoor learning programmes for Primary, Secondary, SEN schools and community groups
View from outside the Lee Valley Ice Centre


Wildlife and Wellbeing

Discover the wonderful wildlife that is around the new Lee Valley Ice Centre 

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Mindfulness and Natural Art Discovery Day

Students are introduced to mindfulness and wellbeing through outdoor experiences.

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Rivers and Lakes Discovery Day

Water in Lee Valley has helped to shape the park, its' habitats and wildlife.


Cunning Running

Explore the park with our introduction to the exciting sport of orienteering.


Lee Valley VeloPark Regeneration in Action

This is a fantastic opportunity for geography students to visit Lee Valley VeloPark, one of the most iconic venues of the London 2012 Games.

View over River Lee Country Park


Team Building Discovery Day

Give your pupils the ultimate team building experience. 

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Habitat Discovery Day - Minibeasts

Students explore the weird and wonderful world of minibeasts in a variety of both terrestrial and aquatic micro-habitats.

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Plant Discovery Day KS1

Grow your pupils knowledge of plant lifecycles as they experience the journey from seed to supper!


Stone Age Discovery Day

Immerse your students in the world of Stone Age people

School group on bridge over River Lee


Rivers Walk

A unique opportunity to compare and contrast the natural features of the meandering River Lea with the straight River Lee Navigation.


Lee Valley VeloPark iconic Designs and World Class Spaces

Explore Lee Valley VeloPark to excite and engage your students about innovative yet functional spaces and buildings.

Pond dipping in the Lee Valley

SEN Schools and Groups

Explore Project

Discover the Lee Valley Regional Park in bite size portions combining three short workshops to create unique and relevant programme for your students.

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Habitat Discovery Day – Wildlife

Discover the wildlife on land in our London open space.


Plant Discovery Day KS2

Students follow in the footsteps of Victorian plant hunters undertaking a series of challenges to uncover  the secrets of plants!

School children looking at plants


WaterWorks Discovery Day

Bring your students to explore this unusual urban nature reserve in the heart of East London.

Track cyclist on the riding the velodrome track at Lee Valley VeloPark


Lee Valley VeloPark Legacy in Action

Experience the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the world class Lee Valley VeloPark

Orienteering group



Orienteering is the ultimate activity to help your group bond and gain confidence.

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Forest School

Experience Forest School, an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.


Standard programmes:

  • Full day and Discovery Day: £285 per class

  • Half day: £205 per class

  • Forest Schools: £495 per six week block of two hour sessions (for up to 15 participants) 

  • Guided walk: £50 per group (for up to 40 participants)


Special rates for SEN and youth groups (minimum charge for 10 participants)

  • Full day: £9.50 per participant

  • Half day: £6.90 per participant


Sporting programmes:

  • Vary by venue and activity

Opportunities for assessing learner progress

Our Learning and Engagement team who deliver our outdoor education programmes use numerous techniques to assess student learning. These will facilitate teacher’s assessment of their students’ learning throughout their session.


These include:

  • Questions and answer sessions

  • Enabling students to make predictions and reasoning using knowledge gained during sessions, research and conclude their findings during the visit

  • Role play presentations to each other, teachers and/or the whole group to reiterate key facts learnt

  • Individual learning and decision making

  • Creating designs based on research and presenting ideas and designs in groups

  • Navigating under time limits and obtaining scores during competitions

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